Clarkson admits he played postseason with broken foot

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New Jersey forward David Clarkson tells The Star-Ledger he played with a broken foot during the Devils’ run to the Stanley Cup finals.

“I had a bad foot at the beginning of the playoffs and I hurt it again at the end,” Clarkson said. “Emotions are high during the playoffs and you can play through it, but then you realize you’re still sore a couple of weeks after it’s over.

“It was a fracture so I just stayed off it and relaxed this summer, if you can call it that. You can call me a sore loser.”

We’ll go ahead and forget he made that joke.

Clarkson had just three goals in 24 playoff games after a 30-goal regular season.

On the topic of a potential lockout, the 28-year-old says he’s still hopeful an agreement can be reached with no games lost, but he has “no idea what will happen.”